Baking soda enemas?

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freddyj
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   Posted 8/5/2013 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
So IM trying to taper pred, and feeling most of my inflammation in the most distal portion of the rectum. In the past, hydrocort and mesalamine enemas havent done well for me, but vit e wasnt bad. Im now rehashing "alternative" enemas, and came across several posts on other forums about baking soda? Anyone try that ever?

Dsm4life
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   Posted 8/5/2013 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I would run it by a doctor before you do putting random things up your bum.

arizonahiker
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   Posted 8/5/2013 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I just did a quick internet search and found you can give yourself lots of natural type enemas including baking soda. If I was going to try something it would probably be Aloe Vera. I actually have Aloe Vera gel from Trader Joe's and it is very pure. You're supposed to mix it with a little warm water.

The reason I'd pick Aloe Vera is it has anti-inflammatory properties, and soothing healing properties for the colon. I don't see that for baking soda.

delta30
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   Posted 8/6/2013 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
i am not sure about baking soda but for the past week and a half i've been pushing a little piece of coconut oil after BM and it reduces pain, urgency and blood in my case (iam not using anything else).

freddyj
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   Posted 8/6/2013 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks delta...

Are you having distal (rectal) inflammation? My colon feels generally improved but the last bit is still a little firey... Sucks. But youre getting some relief ay? Maybe ill try it.
currently on:
Asacol 1.6 g/3X per day
Transdermal LDN 4.5 mg/day
Various supplements
And no Quincy, Im not on mesalamine enemas.
didnt work for me.

delta30
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   Posted 8/7/2013 4:04 AM (GMT -6)   
yes i do have rectal inflammation along with entire right side of the colon, even on the last colonoscopy result i've seen improvement in the rectal area. i did vit E enemas but apart from a few days at the beginning it did nothing for me

Petah
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   Posted 8/7/2013 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I want to try butytrate enemas

freddyj
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   Posted 8/7/2013 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I've also read, anecdotally of course, that coconut oil is proinflammatory so im a little leery... Ive also seen some people have apparently had good results with olive oil...
currently on:
Asacol 1.6 g/3X per day
Transdermal LDN 4.5 mg/day
Various supplements
And no Quincy, Im not on mesalamine enemas.
didnt work for me.

Madcat25
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   Posted 8/7/2013 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I usually use the baking soda for sore throats because it kills random bacteria and helps with the scratchiness. I have doubts it would help much down below but it is worth a shot!
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Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed Oct 2007. Prednisone for flares until Oct 2012. ?Remission? from Remicade.
Currently on: Imuran 100 mg/1 day, Remicade 600 mg/6 weeks.
Supplements: Vit D 1000 IU/day

freddyj
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   Posted 8/7/2013 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Mercola lists several health benefits to drinking it, ad well as numerous other uses.
currently on:
Asacol 1.6 g/3X per day
Transdermal LDN 4.5 mg/day
Various supplements
And no Quincy, Im not on mesalamine enemas.
didnt work for me.

iPoop
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   Posted 8/7/2013 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I, for one, have enough difficulty just with my nightly Rowasa enemas and here you folks are contemplating injecting even more things up your butt haha. I mean enemas are messy, they can come up unexpected, and the process itself is uncomfortable. I would have to be guaranteed that an enema would work for me, before I took it. And I certainly don't sense that sort of certainty here... sounds like random experimentation. eyes
35 yr old male/ proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Daily 75mg 6MP + 5g Lialda + Rowasa + 15mg Prednisone (tapering)
Diet: Diet mods and supplements haven't done a thing for me.
You can't spell sucks without uc

freddyj
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   Posted 8/7/2013 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Obviously one considers enemas when one has no other options. There was some talk online that it could be somewhat soothing for colitis as it is for baby rash in the bath, or heartburn, etc.
currently on:
Asacol 1.6 g/3X per day
Transdermal LDN 4.5 mg/day
Various supplements
And no Quincy, Im not on mesalamine enemas.
didnt work for me.

soystud
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   Posted 8/7/2013 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
give it a shot fred -
 
what do we have to lose ;-)

freddyj
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   Posted 8/7/2013 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Just may... Trying to think of *cooling* things here, this craps on fire.
currently on:
Asacol 1.6 g/3X per day
Transdermal LDN 4.5 mg/day
Various supplements
And no Quincy, Im not on mesalamine enemas.
didnt work for me.

soystud
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   Posted 8/7/2013 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
have you tried an elimination diet ? as in not eating for a few days to give things a rest ?
diagnosed with pancolitis december 21, 2003
currently taking: -- Astaxanthin,vit D, ALA, DHEA, a smorgassbord of probiotics, & Wild Harvest Inflamma Shield -
No Gluten, Rice, Corn, or Sugar - No Meds - Just good, healthy food -
Lots of H2O, exercise & sleep as much as possible & enjoy this great life that God has blessed me with -

quincy
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   Posted 8/7/2013 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
don't add vinegar....although....


I use a bit in water for heartburn on occasion.
q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

soystud
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   Posted 8/7/2013 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
oooooh, that would be fun !
diagnosed with pancolitis december 21, 2003
currently taking: -- Astaxanthin,vit D, ALA, DHEA, a smorgassbord of probiotics, & Wild Harvest Inflamma Shield -
No Gluten, Rice, Corn, or Sugar - No Meds - Just good, healthy food -
Lots of H2O, exercise & sleep as much as possible & enjoy this great life that God has blessed me with -

quincy
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   Posted 8/8/2013 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, wouldn't it....but I'm sure someone "new" will say they're the next new cure too!

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
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